Thomas Markle, who was unable to attend the royal wedding of Prince Harry and Meghan Markle after having a heart surgery in the US this week, leaving Prince Charles to fill in for him, had an emotional reaction to the wedding.
Meghan Markle’s father, who followed his daughter’s wedding to Prince Harry on TV from California, described it as “emotional and joyful,” and voiced regret he was unable to attend.
After watching the ceremony, he told TMZ: “My baby looks beautiful and she looks very happy.
“I wish I were there and I wish them all my love and all happiness.”
Last Monday, the famously reclusive former TV lighting director insisted he could no longer attend after it was revealed that he had been staging paparazzi photos for cash, explaining that he didn’t want to “embarrass” his daughter or the royal family any further. He also said he had recently had a heart attack.
The very next day, Thomas changed his mind, telling TMZ he wanted to attend the royal wedding after all. But by Wednesday, it was all over. Thomas was forced to undergo major surgery for his “seriously damaged” heart, dashing any lingering plans he may have had to go to England.
Meghan and Prince Harry tied the knot today, with a groundbreaking modern ceremony complete with a gospel choir and enthusiastic American bishop. The 33-year-old royal told his blushing bride “you look amazing” as the couple tied the knot in front of a star-studded crowd.
Meghan wore a stunning off-the-shoulder Givenchy Haute Couture dress and a dazzling 1932 dazzling Mary Diamond Bandeau tiara lent to her by the Queen. The bride also wore a stunning five metre long veil, decorated with hand-embroidered flowers representing all 53 countries of the Commonwealth — a design detail requested by Meghan herself.
Prince Harry couldn’t keep his eyes off his bride — answering “I will” as he tied the knot with his US actress love.